HKelly designs Backgrounder

HKelly designs Backgrounder

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HKelly designs creates limited edition handbags for the woman who loves something just a little different. The company was started while Heidi was going through her first round of breast cancer. The handbags, made with funky printed fabrics, are locally made in PA at a factory or in Heidi’s studio. Heidi refused to be knocked down by a second diagnosis of breast cancer and has continued her business through chemo, radiation and recovery. HKelly designs’ handbags can be found at

HKelly designs was started in 2013 and currently offers a selection of handbags in limited editions from change purses to clutches to totes in funky prints. HKelly designs also works directly with clients on one-of-a-kind handbags.

HKelly designs’ mission is to create unique fabric bags for women who want to be noticed and have fun. The HKelly designs’ woman should love being who they are and not be afraid to separate herself from from the pack. HKelly designs is also passionate about giving back. We have our charity line of bags and a portion of each one sold goes to one of the charities we support.

Graduating from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science (Philadelphia University) in 1995 with a Bachelors of Science in Fashion Merchandising, Heidi never quite found her niche until she learned to make handbags from the internet. She started learning all on her own, but had learned the basics of sewing from her mother and home economic classes. In 2010, she made her first bag and by 2013 HKelly designs was created. By 2014 HKelly designs started working with a local factory to create the first official line. After her second cancer diagnosis HKelly designs had to come second, but never stopped. Heidi used her sewing machine as her therapist. Today, Heidi is getting better every day and working hard to create a unique and funky line of handbags women are excited to wear.

The Team:
Heidi Kelly (Partner/Designer) learned to design and sew handbags from internet and book tutorials. Always the creative type, she didn’t find her specialty until she put her fear of the sewing machine behind her and discovered handbag design.

HKelly designs is a small business based in Kutztown, PA, but has reached around the world through its social media presence. HKelly designs is available online as well as home parties. Home parties can be arranged by contacting Heidi at Currently, home parties are only available in the PA, NJ, DE, NY area. Heidi, herself, does the presentation and sale.

HKelly designs is located in Kutztown, PA founded by Heidi Kelly. Selling limited edition and one-of-a-kind handbags made from fun and funky printed fabric for women who don’t take life too seriously and love to be just a bit different. You can find us as or email Heidi at